I enjoyed playing the demo of Against the Storm on Epic, even though I didn’t really have any idea what was doing. It’s still EA, I guess, not done yet, but there’s a simple, nice-looking game there. Hopefully they make it more clear what all the little symbols mean and what you’re really trying to do.
I mean, the main problem I had was “ok, my workers want these 19 things to be happy, but I only know how to make 2 things”.
Anyway, there’s three different races of workers who have different needs. You get little quests (“build two lumber mills and produce 8 lumber”) which you have to fulfill to complete the map (before your workers all get pissed off and leave, or the queen gets too impatient with you), then you move on to the next map. There’s some kind of overworld where you buy upgrades and decide where to build next.
I like the aesthetic of it, I hope the game grows into it :)